Clear And Concise Instructions

Blog 2551 – 10.23.2022

Clear And Concise Instructions

A relative few have a talent for giving clear and concise instructions and even fewer the ability to follow them it would seem. Poets and songwriters are in the first category if not the second. The great appeal of words well-said and well-sung is that they share a story, a lesson learned.

Mary Oliver, noted and well-read poet, in her quote above offers an astute observation on living life to its fullest. It is so easy to get distracted by all the drama and the tyranny of the urgent that we overlook the awe and forget to share it.

Long ago our ancestors build campfires and sat around them into the night sharing their adventures of the day with their young and anyone who would listen. The glow of screens tiny and large have all but replaced those campfires yet stories real and imagined are still shared with wider and wider audiences around the world.

Be encouraged, for all the seeming information overload, your story still matters and it is up to you to be sure it is told often and well. Yesterday my wife put a CD in the player as we were driving and together we listened to Emily, the little girl who sang her song to anyone who came along. Our Emily gave her last live performance over ten years ago but her story and song still rings in all the hearts of those who knew her and the many who have come to know her since.

0n this blog throughout a couple of July(s) past, 2015 and 2016, I shared thirty-two chapters or episodes of the life of that precious little girl. My First Walk With Emily (featured) is one of those episodes of her story and song. Like a love note in a bottle I cast them into the sea, as I do each of my daily blogs, hoping they will reach their intended audience.

Your friend and fellow traveler, Emily’s Dad,

David White

Seven (The little girl who sang her song to anyone who came along)

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